Reviewer:East Coast Dave in WA
June 7, 2010 Subject:
This was a wonderful show. Yes, I was there, yes, I was high, yes, it was my birthday. However, listening to it stone sober 22 years later, I feel like I can honestly say, "That was badass", and it was. They're clearly having fun, on the last night of a Hampton run that just saw them put two great shows under their belt on the evenings before. Is it mistake free? No. However, cool jams abound (especially for an 88 show). This show has faint glimmers of the musical adventurousness that made the 69-72 era their finest (sorry, 77 fans, if it ain't got Pigpen, it ain't the Dead at their best). Highlights? Anything sung by Jerry, and Box of Rain. An underrated show from a great great Hampton run.
Box of Rain then Birdsong/Music Never Stopped to end the 1st set.
i remember bailing after that third night (was too spun) and ended up getting a ride up to NJ with two really sweet females that i just met (one of which was a masseuse and worked my neck from the back seat!)... lots of fun, smoked the dank and listened to some really good early 70s shows.
when i got back home a friend said, "you walked out of a QUINN encore??!"
had to, three consecutive nights of rampaging had taken its toll.
Spring '88 this band was in THE ZONE.
if you attended any of the Hampton shows then you know what i mean -- but i think it's pretty clear on these recordings too.
February 20, 2009 Subject:
What a fun train wreck!!
Check out Stranger - they get into it so deep, they end up getting lost at the end! Adventurous to say the least and it sounds like everyone was in on the fun! Regardless of the wreckage, they get back to it and everyone is having a blast. :)